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McKENZIE, female, DOB 3/2006 SN developmental delay
McKenzie has stamina. She is reported to be a good athlete and run for a long distance. She loves to dance, participate in sports, sing dance and draw. She is noted to ask lots of questions and explore her environment. She does NOT like math but tries hard to learn it anyway. McKenzie lives with a foster family and has “integrated into the family well”. She was admitted to the SWI when she was an infant and has made great progress since then. She has current video though it surely would have been lovely to see her RUN.
Her reports share:
On admission, she is 5.5kg in weight, 58cm in height, 39cm in head size, and 37cm in chest size, can’t hold her head up, can cry, and can’t visually move the following object. By the excellent care of the medical staffs, scientific feeding, her physical condition has been improved. At the age of 6months, she is 65cm in height, 6.5kg in weight, 41cm in head size and 39cm in chest size, can transfer from supine position to lateral position and can touch the thing with hands. At the age of 8months, she can sit alone for a moment. At the age of 12months, she can say ba and ma in Chinese. At the age of 114months, she can stand alone for a moment. At the age of 17months, she can walk alone.
At the age of over 2years, she can speak a long sentence, and always follows mom while babbling continually; at this time, we can found that she has fairly active personality.
In 2008, for XIN LI, it was a fairly special year. In this year, XIN LI entered into a foster family and begun a new life. She is fairly outgoing, so she can be familiar with the foster family and integrates into the family well. Dad and mom like her very much. In the foster family, she is cared well and loved; her self-care ability has been improved further; she learns to have a meal, put on clothes and take off clothes etc.
With her ages, she goes to the kindergarten. In the language, she can express her thoughts clearly, as normal peers. She is able to get along well with the teachers and classmates, is fond of asking question and exploring. She has good sport ability. Under the guidance of teacher, she can run for a long distant.
In 2013, she goes to the primary school, and begins new studying life. She likes Chinese, and likes to recite the Tang Poems and write in particulars; She is not very interested in numbers, but she would try hard to learn. She learns the courses such as singing, drawing and dancing; her favorite activity is the sport. She always runs to the teacher first when called.
Social Welfare Institute
McIntosh, DOB: 9/2004, male, SN: congenital bilateral microtia; congenital bilateral aural atresia
We hope to receive a new video and more information on McIntosh soon. He is from a partnered One to One SWI.
In June of 2005, McIntosh was found abandoned by a government building. The police searched for the birth parents but were unable to find them. McIntosh entered the SWI and their primary diagnosis was that he had external ear malformations.
His height and weight at the time of the exam was 120 cm. and 23 kg.
Motor Development: At the time of admission, McIntosh has normal physical and mental development. At the age of 6 months, he could sit alone steadily and not let himself fall. At the age of 8 months, McIntosh was able to crawl on his hands and knees. At the age of 1 year, he can walk several steps with hands held by adults. His fine motor skills were seen as average. At the age of 1.5years, he can walk alone. At the age of 3 years, he can go upstairs and downstairs alone, can control his body’s balance well. Now, he is studying in grade two in primary school; due to hearing, his learning ability and grades are poor. He has good self-care ability, likes sports and has good adaptive capacity; his cognitive ability is poorer than peers.
Language, personality and emotional development: Due to hearing, his language is delayed compare to peers. At the age of 2 years, he was able to say “dad and mom”, and said simple words. At the age of 3 years, he can speak a sentence of 5-6 words, can sing children’s songs, and speak clearly; he can express his feelings and needs by language; his expression ability is poorer than peers. He is extroverted, active and restless, loves labors, and is able to help other children. In school, he gets along well with teachers and classmates.
On admission, McIntosh was diagnosed with bilateral external ear malformations. Since admission, he has been in good health and has less illness. He has not been found to have history of drug allergy. In accordance with the requirements of national epidemic prevention departments, the child has been vaccinated.
Children’s Welfare Institute
MEIGAN, female. DOB 2/2014 SN Infantile glaucoma, hearing screening at physical exam failed, developmental delay:
Where to start with wee Meigan? Children’s House International staff met her in April 2014. At that time she was but a tiny bit of sunshine. She had only recently been left in the SWI baby hatch an there was still much about her that was unknown. She has grown so much!! Meigan has glaucoma and had surgery to her eyes in June 2014. There are no reports past that time that give any information on her vision since that time. Meigan is very young so its hard to know if her developmental delays are due to her visual issues. No more information about the hearing screening was provided but her favorite toy is a bell and she seemed to turn to the direction of voices. Meigan will need a family ready for the unknown. What is known is that she is awfully precious.
Meigan’s reports share:
At 5:30 on Mar.20 2014, she was picked up at the infant safety hatch of the Social welfare Institute., she was an abandoned baby, and she was sent to our institute by the police station at the same day, and raised by our institute till now.
On admission, she had congenital binocular glaucoma, a letter along with her, sex: female. She was put in viewing room for physical examination in our institute, diagnosis: congenital binocular glaucoma. She was 57cm in height, 4.0kg in weight, 37cm in head size and 35.5cm in chest size. And registered in the books, named and given a birthdate, DOB: Feb. 23, 2014.
We have partition management, little Meigan lives in the baby area in our institute. She drinks a special high energy milk and added calcium and AD drops supplements. Takes once bath a day at 8:00. She has stable sleep. In living area, staff arranges time to interact with children and communication; Play soft music, children’s songs and stories, etc., to make the child in mind, intellectual and physical all-round development.
(2)Personality and hobbies
Little Meigan is quiet and sensible. Now she is beginning to learn to turn over, and under the help of caretaker, she can lie on the side. Her both hands can grab toys and she is interacting with people. When caretaker talking with her, she can respond by smile.
MEIGAN is a quiet and sensible child, and we hope she can be adopted by foreigner family, let her receive better education and make her happily and healthy growth. Meanwhile, we hope to see her feedback information after adoption (like life photos, growth development), and keep close contact with adoptive families. And welcome her to visit – Children’s Welfare Institute of Xiamen City in the future which has been raising her. Wish her happy every day!
MIA, female, DOB 9/2007 SN tuberous sclerosis, right ear shape difference
Mia has recently been registered for adoption! What a blessing this could be for this gentle and lovely little girl. She was admitted to her current orphanage in February 2013, however, she was found as a newborn and raised in a rural county orphanage. She was transferred so that she would have an opportunity to receive better care and be adopted. She is a smart girl who is on the shy side although she has started to make friends in her new orphanage. She likes to interact with people and enjoys running free outside. In 2009 she was diagnosed as having tuberous sclerosis. The method of testing is not included in her file. The report simply states: “it is certified that the child suffers tuberous sclerosis, no therapy is available.” Tuberous sclerosis CAN be treated and managed with medical resources. There just aren’t resources to treat it Iin China. The spectrum of the condition is from slight to severe. The following information from the Tubular Sclerosis Alliance is an excellent way to learn about Mia’s diagnosed condition.
1 PE when admission
The child had abnormal development, malnutrition, yellow plaque of 0.8cm-2cm on the whole body with membranous desquamation and without effusion and pruritus, skull deformity, asymmetrical right cheek, nasolabial groove was deepened, mouth corner right skew, heart lung and abdomen negative, normal muscular strength and muscular tension, good motion.
11.2kg in weight, 43cm in head size, 45cm in chest size, 69cm in height
2 diet and living schedule
After admission she was added with cod-liver-oil and calcium. She is not choosy about food and meals are supplemented with apple or banana or other fruits and bread. She has good digestion, sleeps alone without adult’s accompany. She likes lying on the back or on her side; She takes a bath once a day in the summer and once every 3 days in the winter. She is cooperative, can pick the towel alone, and can choose her favorite clothes.
3 motion and mental development
She can mange her life, can pick the bowl to eat, can put off shoes and socks, can put on clothes alone, can know her 5 organs, likes imitating action, can communicate with people, can express her thoughts; active in the class. She is smart, can understand the facial expression, can take care of herself, can walk alone, can play games with kids, can recognize various kinds of fruits and colors. On Dec 23 2009 she did the test in Department of Dermatology: 1 tuberous sclerosis; 2 congenital right ear deformity. Blood Rt. Test on Feb 25 2014: PLT high, details in PE form.
6y5m: weight: 16.8kg, head size: 46.5cm, chest size: 48cm, height: 78cm; teeth: upper 8, down 8. (It appears that she is missing some teeth. Nothing more is noted about this.)
4 personality and hobbies:
Mia is introverted, is ready to smile, likes music, gets along well with people, likes watching cartoons, likes playing with kids, likes outdoor activity, and likes colorful toys and dolls. Sometimes she can make temper. (Way to go Mia! Stand up for yourself)
Social Welfare Institute
Apr 9, 2014
MIKAYLA, female, DOB 12/2009 SN Aperts?
Mikayla does not carry a diagnosis for Apert’s Syndrome but we are fairly sure that is what she has. Mikayla is officially diagnosed with symphysodactylia. What we do know is that MiKayla was found when she was about a month old and was placed in a foster family shortly after. MiKayla loves pets, especially dogs! She is active and outgoing. She loves to shop and spend money
MILLIE, female, DOB 8/2012 SN developmental delay
MILLIE, wee MILLIE, there are a million remarkable reasons to cherish and cheer for this toddler girl. She entered her SWI as a newborn but currently lives in a doting foster family in a minority village. She has a hearty appetite and is developing well. She is on target with her intellectual and social development. She is particularly ahead of the norm in her language skills. She does have lower tone in her lower legs and will likely need physical therapy and many trips to the playground to strengthen them. Her eyelashes are growing toward her eyes which irritate them. This is a common eyelid abnormality and is treated with ointments and in the more serious cases surgery. Her cold burned red cheeks make you want to grab her and warm her right up. Imagine her living through winter with a house that has heat! Imagine all the things a permanent family would bring to Millie.
Millie’s reports share:
1 Examination on admission:
The baby arrived in care as a newborn. She struggled with sucking. She was small. Weight: 2.8kg, head size: 33cm, chest size: 31cm, height: 48cm. In April 2014 her measurements were Weight at the age of 1 and a half: 10.2kg, head size: 45.3cm, chest size: 44.3cm, height: 80.5cm. Teeth: upper: 8, bottom: 8.
2 Eating and living schedule
Millie learned to eat well from the bottle and started to eat solid foods at 7 months old. She now likes to feed herself. She takes one nap a day and is a sound sleeper. She takes a bath every day in summer and every 3 days in winter. She looks very excited when bathed. She likes to pat the water.
3 Limb motion and mental development
Millie’s physical development was on target until she reached her first birthday. In April 2014 when Millie was 20 months old she could not yet walk independently. She could crawl around in her bed and stand by leaning against the sofa or in her baby walker. Her lower leg’s muscle tension is low. At that same age, however, she was already speaking in 3-5 word sentences and was able to express her wants through language.
Millie had an examination on People’s Hospital. The doctor said said both eyes had serious inflammation. Her eyes light reflex disappearing. Upper and lower eyelid trichiasis. She also gets eye congestion due to this condition. The doctor thought surgery would help repair this.
4 Personality and hobby:
Millie is introverted and shy, like listening to music, and likes being carried by an adult to go to play outdoors. She likes toys making sound and dolls.
Social Welfare Institute Apr.9 2014
NATASHA, female, DOB 3/2004 SN lower muscle tone is lower legs, upper and lower eyelid trichiasis (lashes grow in towards the eye instead of out which can cause irritation and inflammation.)
Natasha was just a part of the Journey of Hope Camp in Shandong province held the end of July 2014. Natasha is physically healthy and can show a good handspring in her camp video. She is an engaging little girl. She is reported to have an intellectual delay but it is unclear from the file or video how this affects her. She is verbal and was able to write a Chinese two character sample for the video. She was able to focus and stay on task. She has a lovely little voice and delightful “TADAH” bow as well in her following video clip:
Natasha was found as a toddler and first admitted to a local social welfare institution in 2005 and then transferred to her current Children’s Welfare Institution in 2010.
Natasha’s reports are from JUNE 2013 and share:
Physical examination condition on admission: generally good. She was feed by formula.
Physical development of the child: regarding motor skills, she can sit, stand and walk, jump, run and go up and down stairs independently. She can make movements with teacher’s guidance. Regarding language development, she can communicate with nannies and teachers. She is able to get along well with other children and likes to help others. She is able to play with toys, clap hands and dance with music, and participate in outdoor activities.
Routine activity: she gets up on 7:00AM, takes a 2 hours’ nap and goes to bed on 20:00. She is able to go to sleep on her own and has a deep sleep. She sleeps through night. She takes three meals each day and eats snacks between meals, including fruit and milk, etc.
Children’s Welfare Institute
June 27, 2013
NADINE, female. DOB 2/2013 SN Left Eyeball Atrophy and Scoliosis, possible hearing loss, possible agenesis of the corpus collasum
Baby Nadine’s reports are over a year old…and that leaves us without much to tell you about her current developmental status! We do know Nadine was born in February of 2013. She was abandoned outside a SWI with a birth note telling us of her birth date. The Children’s department named her as the note did not include her name. On admission she weighed 4.5kg in weight, 52cm in height, 37cm in head size, 42cm in chest size, left eyeball atrophy.
When admitted she was 3months old. She was thin and weak. Nadine’s physical condition was very poor. Her reaction was slow due her eye problem. Under the good care and excellent feeding by the medical staff, her condition has changed. Now she is 8months old, white skin, can make sound of “o, a,ya” if being teased. Nadine has a ready smile and can track objects with her right eye. She has flexible hands and feet. She is a good eater and her weight has increased. After she had been in care for four months she was examined by doctors and found to have a thoracic hemivertebrae deformity. Nadine loves to be taken outside by the Nannies and gets excited when she sees new toys.
NOELLA, female. DOB 1/2012 SN Estropia and encephalomalacia
Our reports for Noella are almost a full year old so we are anxiously waiting for an update on her progress. Noella is diagnosed formally with estropia, a form of strabismus affecting both eyes. She has also had shadows seen on both parietal lobes during a CT scan. The significance of this is not known. Noella was found abandoned outside the gate of the city hospital when she was 9 months old. Her date of birth was estimated by her physical development. She had CHD (though she has had a normal echocardiogram!) and very long eyelashes and fair skin. On admission she was 7.5 kg in weight and 64 cm in height, head 39 cm, chest 35 cm. She has lived in a foster family since October 2012.
When she was admitted she could not sit, crawl or stand. Noella was very weak but basically normal in physical development. After being in care for two months she was growing well, had put on weight but was still listless and withdrawn. She was a good eater! At 13-16 months she was still showing delayed motor development. Noella was beginning to have more facial expressions and was excited to see familiar food or toys. She was able to understand when her foster mother was angry or happy and responded appropriately. At 17-20 months Noella could recognize her name and showed stranger anxiety. She was able to sit now without help but did require some help to stand. At 21-23 months Noella could stand without help, take blocks out of a cup, understand what “no” means and was becoming very attached to foster mom.
Ozzie, DOB: 3/2006, male, SN: 1.severe mental development disorder; 2. Cerebral Palsy
There could not possibly be a sweeter smile or a cherubic little voice than those belonging to Ozzie. He very much enjoys being part of the group and having the attention of his caregivers. Ozzie is one of those astounding children who touch the world as teachers. His sweet soul allows others to see sweetness in the world too. He is adored by those who know him and who state this last plea for him in his file, “Fighting, dear Ozzie, we believe that your future will be better.”
In October 2006, Ozzie was abandoned and Police searched for birth parents without luck. He was sent to the SWI where they estimated his age to be 7 months old due to his physical development. The caretakers noticed his big beautiful eyes and named him after sparking ocean waves.
PE on admission: no abnormalities of others. Primary diagnosis: cerebral palsy?
At the age of 15months, he was able to say ba and ma, imitate caretakers, and express goodbye by waving hands.
In 2010 he began to attend special class. Outgoing, active and always smiling are used to described Ozzie. He is fond of watching cartoons and imitating people’s actions from it. His teacher taught him a poem from a popular video in China and now Ozzie knows the entire song with dance movements. He is clever, and has strong understanding ability.
He is able to understand adult’s instructions and can finish what he is doing according to teacher’s requirement. His fingers are more and more flexible. He can hold a pen in a hand, and write numbers from 1 to 10. In the class of fine motor, he is able to wear the beads correctly and skillfully; he also can play puzzles well; when having a meal, he can use the spoon to have a meal. Sometimes, he would remind the teacher to put on the bib for him in order to make the clothes dirty; so, he has developed good meals habits. Now he can go to toilet without help, with hands holding the door and taking off his trousers. His self-care ability is better and better. He likes to play with children. He has outgoing personality and gets along well with children.
By the rehabilitation training, he can walk by the walking aid, and can control the walking aid more and more flexible; sometimes he would have a competition with other children; although his movement is not flexible, he would try to do his own thing as soon as possible; for example, when the teacher helps him to put on and take off clothes, he would be cooperative consciously.
Social Welfare Institute
PEARL, female, 4/2008 SN post-operative spina bifida, post-operative hydrocephalus, paralysis of lower limbs, current status on continence is not yet known.
Love Without Boundaries (LWB) has established a $4,000 grant towards the adoption expenses of precious PEARL. This sweet, cheerful, and spunky girl has been in foster care through LWB and has been carefully followed by her loving cheerleaders during this time. They have recently posted her story on their blog.
Video from winter 2014 also shows her to be fun loving and interactive little girl who likes to participate with playmate (foster sister??).
Pearl’s official reports are old and still needing translation. Her 2009 reports share that she was admitted to her SWI when she was a newborn. She had a large meningocele on her back that was surgically removed.
Pearl is determined and hopeful that someday she will be able to attend school and have a forever family.
PROMISE, female, DOB 7/2012 SN malnutrition, congenital bilateral clubbed feet (strephenopedia), developmental delay (normal MRI), oral cavity difference (protruding upper teeth), ametropia (An eye abnormality, such as nearsightedness, farsightedness, or astigmatism, resulting from faulty refractive ability of the eye.)
Promise was given her name because a visit to her orphanage deeply impacted the Children’s House International staff who visited there in April 2014. They vowed at that time that if they could help any of the children there, in any way, they would.
Promise has been in foster care since her arrival as a newborn in the SWI and was not present when the CHI staff visited there. The SWI had given her a name meaning “free as the wind”. It is so hoped that Promise will be able to have the opportunity for that kind of full and forceful life. This child is desperate for a chance to SOAR. While she may appear to be frail, it is likely that this child has a very determined soul. The CHI staff will do all in their power to help her be fed, safe, cherished, and given proper medical care.
Her report from December 2013 shares:
1. Life habits and raising method
From August 23, 2012 up to now Promise is placed into foster home. She gets up at five o’clock in the morning, about 12:00 to 14:30 for a nap time, about 20:30 go to sleep, take a shower after daily dinner. Her food consists of three staple meals and a snack meal. The three staple meals are: 6:00 (boiled bone soup mix 5 tablespoons of milk powder and 2 tablespoons vegetables mud). In addition, foster family will give her calcium supplement and Vitamin AD for her. She is difficult to sleep well all night, usually wake up every 2 hours, she need to drink warm water after woke up..
The foster family will play music and children’s songs for her regularly or not regularly, and arrange time to take her to outdoors, basking in the sunshine, these help her comprehensive development in her heart, wisdom and body. At that time, she was taking good care, and lives a happy life every day.
2. The development of personality and hobbies
Little Promise is gentle and quiet. She can stable sitting for a long time now, she can use her left hand to complete the move of transformation from lying down to sit, also can flexibly turn over, and she likes crawl backwards. When she is happy, she would grab bed handrail to rocking her body, can clap, and will grasp the bed ornaments toys, sometimes refers to her ears and nose with her fingers. In the aspects of cognition, little Promise can recognize her own tableware, and if being changed her tableware, she will refuse eating. She can understand simple instructions, for example, she put her hands before her face, if the caretaker ask her put her hands down, she will do it, ask her “we need to stand up”, she will gave her hand to adults, hint that we have to help her up. The aspect of language, little Promise will send a similar “a” “e” “na” sound.
In daily life, little Promise is able to coordinate well with the people activities, such as feeding, changing diapers, put up and down clothes, put her to the bed, she would fall asleep quickly. In the social aspect, little Promise is afraid of strangers and changes to a strange environment, at beginning, she will find the caretakers, but after some time, she can also gradually accept the strangers, and she likes playing with other kids, when foster children are doing their homework, she will catch the pen to play.
According to the suggestion of responsible physician of maternal and child health hospital on October 30, 2013, little Promise is suffering from malnutrition, developmental delay, oral deformity and ametropia symptoms. As she is double strephenopodia, she was wearing orthopedic shoes for rehabilitation. Due to health reasons, so far she has not had any vaccinations.
In Dec. 2013, Promise’s height: 72.8 cm, weight: 7.85 kg, chest circumference: 45 cm (naked), head circumference: 44 cm.
Social Welfare Institute
QUIGLEY, male, DOB 9/2010 SN post-surgery for distended stomach wall, language delay, cerebral brain MRI difference noted
Quigley was so excited to be getting a family of his own! However this did not last as he experienced a disrupted adoption in June 2014. The prospective parents took him to have an MRI and when it showed a difference in white matter volume the adoption was disrupted/dissolved. The reason for the desire to have an MRI is unknown. His institution feels that all his development is good and that his speech is his biggest delay. The institution very much desires for him to be adopted.
UPDATE of July 14, 2014 with video
Child: Quigley, male, DOB 8/2010
1. Why was the child’s adoption disrupted?
At that time the family gave up on adoption because: the family took the child to have an MRI check. The results of MRI was that cerebral white matter is stunted, so the family gave up on the adoption.
2. Who decided to have an MRI done recently and why?
The adoptive family took the child to the hospital to do an MRI.
3. Can you provide photographs of the surgical scar on his stomach?
The photographs of the stomach surgical site are attached. Please request to see them.
4. Can you describe the current condition of the child?
The child is currently in good health, living skills are good too. Similar athletic ability to his peers. The child can speak clear, slurred speech, he can not say long sentences. Character more lively, playful. He would yell when happy. Language and ability to learn a little behind compared to his peers. He was very sad and quiet when he was sent back to the institution. He was happy to have a family. Thank you very much for your help!
Quigley was found as a newborn. On admission his physical exam showed a bulge on his abdomen and a patch of discolored skin on his left knee. On Sep 19 2010 he was sent to Women and Children Healthcare Center receive the repair of gastric wall. On May 18 2011 he was sent to the foster family and was familiar with the foster family quickly.
He is active and curious, likes being cuddled, likes running around at home, and also likes playing with children. His learning ability is average and understanding ability is average. Now he is in early age, he can speak simple language, such as dad and mom. His language ability is good under the guide, can understand the adult’s language. His self-managing ability is good, can cooperate with mom to put on clothes.
ROZEN, male, DOB 10/2003 SN prosthetic left eye (normal vision in the right eye).
Rozen is an artistic boy whose favorite activity is drawing. He is physically strong and healthy. He is an excellent athlete and especially likes running and playing ball. He has adapted very well to mono vision and lives a life like other active 10 year old boys filled with school, homework, play, sports, and daily duties. He is ready! Rozen’s Social Welfare Institution is new to inter-country adoption and this is his first chance to be given a permanent family. Children’s House International has a One to One partnership with this SWI. Rozen was admitted to his CWI when he was approximately 7 months old. He has grown into an amazing boy.
Here is video from July 2014.
Rozen’s reports share:
On Apr. 30, 2004, we accepted a male baby who was about 7 months old The baby’s date of birth was deduced as Oct. 1, 2003 according to physical development. Physical examination on admission: eye disease for left eye, to be examined.
Due to red and swollen and shedding tears of left eye, the baby often cried at night, so he was sent to central hospital to receive examination on Jun. 10, 2004. Diagnosis: retinoblastoma of left eye; on Aug. 5, 2004, the baby received enucleation of left eye and implant ocular prosthesis; after implantation, the baby was not affected too much; his vision of right eye: 5.0; clear vision.
On Aug. 20, 2008, the baby was sent to foster family and adjusted to family life soon; he received much love from dad and mom. The baby is docile and likes to study; he likes counting numbers, writing, drawing and he has many hobbies; he can actively help adults with chores such as sweeping floor and move chairs.
Now the child goes to primary school; he is focus in class; he actively asks questions to teachers; his first after school is completing homework; favorite activity: drawing; favorite toy: wooden gun; good at sports; likes running and playing ball; often attends sports meeting on behalf of his school and has gained good performance.
Social Welfare Institute
May 28, 2014
Salazar, DOB: 4/2004, male, SN: developmental delay?
In September of 2009, Salazar was abandoned and Police searched for birth parents without luck. He was sent to the SWI where they estimated his birth date due to his growth and development.
PE on admission: fairly healthy, mental examination: simple language, difficulty communicating, hard for him to concentrate, low intelligence. Primary diagnosis: development delayed?
On admission, he was 16.5kg in weight, 104cm in height, 51cm in head size and 55cm in chest size. Due to his minimal vocabulary it was hard to communicate with him. Salazar doesn’t like to be in new environments and becomes very secluded. When you stretch hands out to him or talk to him, he is afraid of hiding behind the door or the corner, and covers his face.
His performance makes us to realize that because of his childhood, not making him feel safe and not trusting the outside world, we have to care him and help him more. So, the caretakers or teachers would communicate with him patiently, would catch this point that he likes to eat snacks, and hit on what one likes. We try to do it one by one, slowly we gains his trusts. Now under the company of “parents” day and night, Salazar has adapted the life in the institute. He is stronger and becoming more active and outgoing.
In 2010, he begins to go to the special class in our institute to receive the special education. There he has learned more and grown more. In Salazar’s daily life routine, he can independently go to the bathroom, eat and drink. He has good physical state; he can have a steamed bun, and two dishes; when it’s time for a meal, moms are preparing for the meals, he is happy to help to take the tableware, help the young siblings to wash hands and put on the bib; he would help to put away the tableware and clean after the meal; he is a boy who loves clean and tidy. He has his small wardrobe; if his clothes are dirty, he would take off them without help and put them into the washer, and then goes to the wardrobe to look for clean clothes; sometimes he would match his clothes well, Let us shine at the moment.
Every day, the teachers would take children to do the sense training.
He is so clever, and would have good preparation; he would help the teacher to take the cup and also would help the young siblings, day in and day out, it seems to become his habit, a kind of solidarity and friendship habit which makes us move; of course, sometimes he is very naughty, and would run out at a moment ; every time, he would tell us that he wants to go to toilet, in fact, he wants to go out; but he would come back when he was tired.
Social Welfare Institute
SAXONY, DOB: 1/2012, female, SN: high left muscular tension
Saxony has the best baby cheeks ever! She is robust and determined. This statement from her report just cracks us up, “She can rob toys from other kids in the activity room sometimes, but she will cry if her toys are robbed.” Pretty much sums up life, doesn’t it? By the looks of her cheeks, she might be a snack swiper too, lol. Oh this silly girl! Watch how she makes sure she shows you she has her own ideas. Like, “Saxony, hold the hammer. Hit the toy’” Saxony throws hammer. “Saxony show how you can walk”. Saxony promptly puts her feet up. No landing gear coming down from this take charge girl!
Saxony is 2 years old and has some muscle tension in her left arm and leg. Her Children’s Welfare Institution has a One to One Partnership with Children’s House International (CHI). She was admitted to her CWI when she was a newborn.
Saxony’s reports share:
Saxoney suffers high left muscular tension. Upon admission she was weak. Now she can smile under good care by the grandmother and nurturer.
Now she is receiving the rehabilitation in “sunshine classroom”. Now she can sit stably and crawl to her favorite toys. If the grandmother and nurturer do not pick her up after the training, she will cry.
She can rob toys from other kids in the activity room sometimes, but she will cry if her toys are robbed. She can turn back if calling her name. She likes playing the toy piano, can dance with hands and feet if it make sound. She likes playing with kids, will cry if not satisfied.
She can hold the milk bottle to drink milk, also likes taking a bath.
She is lovely. We hope she would be adopted sonly, have a happy family and grow up healthily.
Children’s Welfare Institution
April 8, 2014
SHANNON, female, DOB 3/2011 SN visual impairment (low vision)
Shannon is now 3 years old and has a contented personality. She was previously thought to have strabismus, but adequate vision. However, as she has grown from her infancy into toddlerhood it has become more apparent that she has much more limited vision. She was recently met by CHI staff in July 2014 where it was determined that Shannon can see light. How much more she can see is not clear and will require a specialized pediatric eye evaluation. She has developmental delays but it is uncertain if this is due to much weaker vision than earlier thought. Shannon has video from June 2014. More video from the July visit is anticipated.
Her measurements from June 2014 are: Length 80.5cm, Weight 13.8kg, Head 46cm, Chest 51.5cm, Feet 12cm
Her report is old (9/2012), and an update has been requested.
Shannon was admitted to her SWI when she was a newborn. At that time she had a large scar on her lower leg. The cause of the scar is unknown.
On admission she is about 5 days old, 46cm in height, 3.6kg in weight, mind clear. After admission the child was given the scientific feeding by the work staff, and was made early training plan. She is fond of quietness and sometimes she cries. By training she has made great progress and can have supplementary food; she has average appetite and is able to sit alone.
Now the child is 1year and 2months old, 72cm in height, 9.5kg in weight, 46.5cm in head size, 44cm in chest size, 10cm in feet length; she can stand with hands holding onto support, can transfer from prone position to supine position, can pick up something with her thumb and index finger, can play the toys with both hands, can transfer the object from one hand to the other and can recognize the caretaker who cares her.
The child is quiet, fond of playing with toys, has good physical development and well-balanced. She has routine living schedule, and good living habits, the dieting is balance.
Now she has sensitive hearing, can visually follow the direction of sound and can’t located the direction of sound; she is not sensitive to moving object very much; her mental development delayed; she is not interested in moving objects and can move and crawl follow the moving objects; she can stand alone with hands holding the fixed support, but she can’t walk left and right with the help of the support; she cans say dad and mom, but not clearly; compare to peers, her pronunciation is not clear very much.
Children’s Welfare Institute
Shaw, DOB: 9/2003, male, SN: Developmentally delayed? Downs syndrome?
We hope to receive a video update on Shaw soon, we are unsure of how severe his medical need is at this point.
Shaw was abandoned at the age of 6 or 7 years old in a busy bus station and police searched for parents without luck. He was sent to the SWI where they diagnosed him with mental delays. He eats well and is healthy boy.
Physical development of the child: Shaw is able to sit, stand and walk independently; he can also jump, run and go up and down stairs. He can make movements with teacher’s guidance. Regarding language development, his communication skills with nannies is not good. However, he can understand others and is able to get along well with other children. Shaw enjoys playing with toys, and clapping along to music.
President of the Welfare Institute: XXX (signature)
Social Welfare Institute
June 27, 2013
SILVIE, female, DOB 2/2003 SN Albinism
Silvie was abandoned as an infant outside a soccer bar. She was estimated to be three months old at the time. Her length was 65 cm, weight 5.7 kg, head size 40 cm, chest size 38.5 cm. Her primary diagnosis is albinism.
Silvie has met all appropriate milestones as she has grown up. She has normal mental and physical development. She is afraid of light because it hurts her eyes! Silvie plays games, watches cartoons and communicates with others. She is able to do all the appropriate self-care activities. She is a quiet girl who would love to have a family to call her own. Silvie is able to sing and dance. This year she has been a little weak in her studies. Silvie loves the trampoline and likes dolls.
Standish, DOB: 9/2004, male, SN: developmentally delayed? Downs syndrome?
We hope to receive more information on Standish and his medical need.
Standish was abandoned after birth and found by police in a busy area. They searched for birth parents without luck and he was sent to the SWI where they estimated that he was just a few days old.
Physical examination on admission: the symptom of slightly cerebral palsy in early age, mentally delayed.
Physical development of the child: Regarding motor skills, he can sit, stand and walk independently; and can jump, run and go up and down stairs with help. He can make easy movements with teacher’s guidance. Regarding language development, he can say some easy words. However, he can understand others and is able to get along well with other children. He can play toys and clap hands with music.
Routine activity: Standish gets up on 6:00 am, goes to bed on 20:00. He is able to go to sleep on his own and has a deep sleep, he doesn’t get up to urinate at night. He has a regular diet, takes three meals each day and eats snacks between meals, including fruit and milk, etc
President of the Welfare Institute: XXX (signature)
Social Welfare Institute
June 27, 2013
SURI, female, DOB 12/2005 SN HB carrier, intellectual delay (??)
Suri has a spirit full of curiosity. She loves to explore the world around her and watches closely how things work so she can operate them independently. She also does the same with people, often wanting to know what people are thinking and feeling She has a report that is so full of all the things that she is capable of doing that it is hard to know the degree of intellectual delay that she may have and why she has been given this diagnosis. More clarification has been requested to better understand. Suri is chatty, outgoing, able to focus, able to express her feelings through language. Her report is frankly, quite impressive. Suri was admitted to her SWI as a newborn.
Suri’s reports from July 2013 share:
Under the excellent care and feeding of the caretakers, Suri has routine living schedule, good physical growth. She likes porridge and sweet food, has sound sleep and normal defecation and urination.
Body and intelligence development:Suri’s body and intellectual development: since admission to now, her body development is close to that of normal peers; her intelligence development is delayed. She is an active and restless girl. He can walk alone freely; her motor skills are similar as normal child; she can master all kinds of motor skills, such as jump, climb; her body movement is very agility; she is fond of listening to music and watching TV; she can dance with music. In her familiar environment, her restless figure would appear in everywhere; she is familiar everyone in this institute, would go to each baby room, activity room and the office constantly. She is very curious, and is very interested in new thing; she always go to explore her unknown world; for example, if she is interested in the computer, she would plug it in when you do not pay attention to, and then pound on the keyboard. She has good observation ability and learning ability, and has certain imitation and memory; she can fairly focus on learning, can understand and recognize the pictures, as well as can descript them. She can imitate reciting Tang poems and Children’s songs, can count numerals of “1-50”, can express her feelings and needs. For example, in strange environment, she would tell you about her feelings of fear, and would keep alert and resist the look.
Language and emotion development: In this institute, she is an active and restless little girl. She has outgoing personality, and enjoys being concerned about and being praised. She is very curious, has the courage to touch some new things, and would go to explore on her own initiative; she is attach to her familiar people, can say hello to others, and is very polite; she can distinguish between things, has strong understanding ability. In the children room, she is a good helper, can do something what she can do, and can tell something to the aunt on her own initiative such as “What’s wrong with somebody?”. She can express her hungry on her own initiative and knows to ask for snacks from others; the food is a great attraction for her; she loves beauty and will have her dress requirements; she would ask the caretaker to choose her favorite clothes; she is very restless, and likes to wiggle herself with music; she always plays happily; she has good memory, and has a good understanding of things learnt and good memory; she can recognize everyone in this institute, can state their names, can distinguish between uncles or aunts; she would express her attachment to kind people; she knows what to say to everyone, and general she doesn’t make a mistake for that; sometimes she is a tough girl, because she often does according to her feelings; if you are patient to accompany her, she would stay with you, because she begins to be interested in your world.
Medical history: Suri has had no severe diseases since admission to this day. She has no history of drug allergy. In June of 2013 she was diagnosed: 1. intelligent development delayed; 2. HB carrier in People’s Hospital.
TAISHA, female, DOB 7/2006 PKU (phenylketonuria)
There are times when a child very much needs a new beginning, a new day, a new direction. This is one such time. Taisha (TAI as in TAIwan and SHA as in SHAwl) means “peace during a new dawn”. Little Taisha has been through an adoptive dissolution while still in China. It has taken time to get her legally untangled and eligible for a new placement. She is every bit so deserving of a new chance. She was found and admitted to her CWI when she was approximately 20 months old. At the time of admission, she was weak lower legs and delayed in her muscle development. At her intake physical examination she was diagnosed with cerebral palsy but that diagnosis is not found on her medical reports and she currently walks, runs, and attends school. Subsequent lab work diagnosed her with PKU. Taisha is a cheerful and gregarious little girl who is ready to move forward to a family of her own.
Her reports share:
Taisha is one of the children suffering from phenylketonuria. In 2001, she moved from the small sunflowers kindergarten to the Intermediate class.. She quickly adapted to classroom life and got along very well with others. During the lesson she would sit together with the kids and listen to the teacher.
Taisha’s character is very cheerful, always smiling. Her class brothers and sisters are very fond of her, interacting with her daily. She also learned to dress herself, to the toilet, eating, etc., life will no longer have to have help from teachers and children. Taisha attended language training to accept the language of daily rehabilitation, to help her learn to speak. In the language training the teachers taught Taisha to say “hello, say thank you, goodbye” and other basic living language. At the same time, Taisha also developed a polite good habit Every morning when she is picked up she would wave to the teacher and take the initiative to give her a big hug and say goodbye. Taisha also learned to speak with a coherent language, such as “Thanks Mom,” “thank you Auntie” “goodbye mom”, etc. with her language skills greatly improved.
Taisha made great progress in cognitive abilities. She can distinguish objects of daily life. During cognitive class, she could identify the name of a variety of vegetables and fruits, and classification. In life, the teacher will often focus on cognitive training. She specifically asked Taisha to find and name the designation of certain items. Taisha reflected quickly to get the exact location of the items.
In 2013 Taisha is a lovely little girl who likes listening to music. Whenever she hears music she gets very excited. She will dance to imitate the look of a small cat or small duck. When the teacher saw Taisha thus, inspired, she said , “Taisha, you silly little animal” Each time, she was able to follow the teacher’s body twisting back and forth and her face smiles . Taishat will imitate others. When the teacher put a finger on her head cocked , and then asked the children , ” Taisha, we should act like what? ” Everybody said, ” like a rabbit .” Taisha heard the kids say this and she smiled laughter. Her laughter is a nice as silver. She also learned to like the teacher put a finger on his head. The teacher asked, “How do you walk like a bunny? ” She immediately jumped a few squat , amused and everybody was happy .
Taisha relishes pictures books. She likes to sit next to children and read books together. She is now more well-behaved , and the kids will be doing clapping games and she will follow very attentively. If the teacher taught the children to say ” clap hands good friend .” she will listen and strain to follow and interact correctly. She is a very gregarious girl. In language development, she is able to recite two poems , though some of her pronunciation is not accurate. Through language training it is believed that there will be greater progress.
Taisha grew day by day, more and more able to care for herself. Every morning she would remind the teacher give her brew milk. She goes to the bathroom on her own initiative. She is eating and drinking independently and able to independently take off clothes , make her bed, pick up her toy box .
Children’s Welfare Institution
July 15, 2013
TAMARIX, female, DOB 1/2004 SN deaf, right eye congenital cataract, post -operative CHD
There is nothing more disheartening to see older children waiting for families than to see these older children waiting while being ADOPTION REGISTERED for years. This is the case for Tamarix. The CHI staff met her during their visit to her orphanage in April 2014. She is lovely, creative and an impressive girl. When her file arrived to CHI it was distressing to see that she has been registered for adoption since 2/2007. SEVEN YEARS she has been waiting. SEVEN YEARS hoping for her turn.
Tamarix understands what adoption means. She has many friends from her group of friends who have been adopted or who are in the process of being adopted. She currently attends the school for the deaf with other deaf friends from her SWI. She is capable and intelligent. The following link is a short video of her taken during the CHI visit. A touching video is currently being prepared that will show her in her awesomeness!
Tamarax’s significantly OLD file from 2007 states:
Tamarix, female, was found abandoned in children’s hospital on Nov. 1, 2004. A lot of search by police station of Miaohou street failed to find her birth parents. On the same day the child was sent to Children’s Welfare Institute to be raised. Doctors in this institute decided her DOB as Jan. 1, 2004 according to her physical growth.
Firstly admitted, she was thin and weak, only ate a little for egg, noodles or rice. She had gray face, only could walk with hands holding onto the wall. Under the excellent care of the caretakers, she gradually eats more, is not choosy at foods. She has a good appetite, and becomes much stronger, and can walk at the same time.
Tamarix likes playing plastic toys, and loves rocking horse best. When you place her on the large cushion, she would walk to the rocking horse directly, and shake on it happily. She is good at imitating, would imitate shaking head and hips following someone is dancing. It looks very cute. Though she is young, she is creative. Once she picks up a tick, holds the two ends and wraps herself. She takes it as a skirt.
Tamarix is a quiet and introverted girl. Though she is quiet usually, she indeed has some temper when someone tyrannizes her. Now, Tamarix is much more sensitive, and becomes pretty. She is a clever and lovely child. We hope she could get a warm home with parents loving her.
Sender: XXX (signature)
Children’s Welfare Institute
Feb. 20, 2007
Whistler, DOB: 9/2008, male, SN: SN left ear deformity, left side facial paralysis (this could be craniofacial microsomia with microtia of the left ear.)
Mother! Mother! Have you seen Whistler’s mother? We are trying to find her. Whistler is a cheerful and active boy who likes to sing and has been part of award winning singing competitions. Way to go Whistler! Watch him sing for you in this smile inducing video taken in
Whistler is assigned to Children’s House International through an orphanage partnership. He receives loving care with his caregivers but he needs a permanent family. He has hearing test results in his file and is noted to have normal hearing in his right ear and moderately reduced hearing in his left ear. Cranial CT scans show no abnormalities. It should be noted that at his admission he was diagnosed as having left eye ptosis but the current medical notes left eye trichiasis (misdirected or abnormally positioned eyelashes rubbing on the eye). Clarification has been requested.
Whistler was found and admitted to his SWI when he was approximately 1 month old. His reports share:
Whistler was abandoned on Oct 15 2008 and was sent to the institute to be raised on the same day. After a lot of search did but failed to find the child’s birth parents. On admission PE showed: 3.5kg in weight, 51cm in height, 35cm in head size, 35cm in chest size, ptosis, left ear deformity, left facial paralysis, no specialty of others; now he is 102cm in height, 17kg in weight, 56cm in head size, 56cm in chest size, has 19 teeth. His mouth corner was right slanting when he smiled.
Motor development: he can go up and down stairs alone, can run and jump, can stand with one foot for 5 seconds, can pick the throwing ball, can finish handcrafts, can feed himself, can go to toilet alone.
Adaptability: he can speak sentences of 10words, can sing some children’s songs, can dance, can speak the use of common objects, can put on clothes, can know gender, can know his name, can know where he lives, can paint with colors; like singing, join the competition before, get the reward, quick reaction, ready to smile; active, restless, like TV, energetic.
Comprehensive evaluation: left facial paralysis, left ear deformity.
Children’s Welfare Institute
May 27, 2014